NTT DATA presents  Global Open Innovation Contest 7.0ABOUT

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Overview

Objective
To form “triple win” business alliance among startups, NTT DATA group and our clients (major corporations).
Challeges

NTT DATA is seeking innovative business proposal that combines with NTT DATA ‘s existing service/solutions and is attractive to NTT DATA’s clients (major corporations).

Major keywords
of challenges
FinTech, IoT, energy, insurance tech, healthcare tech, BPM, Digital Archives, big data, digital marketing, blockchain, Open API, personal data, AI, cyber security, virtual/augmented reality, or robotics
When to enter
Application begins 26th July 2017, Wednesday, 15:00 JST
Deadline has been extended to October 16th, 2017, 09:00 (JST)
Who can enter
Incorporated start-ups with advance technology
How to enter
  1. Step 1: Select the venue and challenge
  2. Step 2: Submit application form
  3. Step 3: Submit detailed business plan (PDF/within 10 pages/less than 3MB) via the specified form
Screening criteria
  • ・Synergy with NTT DATA
  • ・novelty, feasibility, competitive advantage, growth potential, business scale, user needs, etc.
Note: Detailed proposal on the synergy with NTT DATA is required
Contact
NTT DATA office in JAPAN
E-mail:toyosu-no-minatokara@realize-corp.jp

Screening process

GRAND FINALE

The Grand Finale was held on March 22nd at NTT DATA Headquarters in Toyosu, Tokyo Japan and GESTOOS was selected as the Grand Champion.
NTT DATA and GESTOOS will now proceed to co-creating a new and innovative business.

FOMO Pay and SightCall won the special judge award.
ftcash won the audience award.

The Finalists and Result of The Grand Finale

ResultCompany name / SolutionSolution
PayBox

Provides an advanced end-to-end Mobile Payment Collection Platform for groups and individuals.

https://www.payboxtech.com/

Provides an advanced end-to-end Mobile Payment Collection Platform for groups and individuals.

https://www.payboxtech.com/
Institute of Software CAS

Provides an emergency system that detects accidents or sudden illnesses through behavioral recognition technology in smart homes.

Provides an emergency system that detects accidents or sudden illnesses through behavioral recognition technology in smart homes.

Judge AwardFOMO Pay Pte. Ltd

One-stop QR code payment solution which enables the enterprise to accept a full suite of payment methods such as mVisa, NETS Pay, WeChat Pay etc.

https://www.fomopay.com/

One-stop QR code payment solution which enables the enterprise to accept a full suite of payment methods such as mVisa, NETS Pay, WeChat Pay etc.

https://www.fomopay.com/
Special Awardftcash

Lending for SMEs using digital payment platform and alternative data.

http://www.ftcash.com/

Lending for SMEs using digital payment platform and alternative data.

http://www.ftcash.com/
Cinnamon

Cognitive Document Reader including AI-OCR solutions that reads a variety of documents and extract information, just like human information processing.

http://cinnamon.is/en/

Cognitive Document Reader including AI-OCR solutions that reads a variety of documents and extract information, just like human information processing.

http://cinnamon.is/en/
COEUS

Solutions that can identify a suspicious person by analyzing videos of human body language and interpreting behavioral patterns.

https://tjmvogel.wixsite.com/horus

Solutions that can identify a suspicious person by analyzing videos of human body language and interpreting behavioral patterns.

https://tjmvogel.wixsite.com/horus
Emvisage

Fast, flexible platform to digitise and deliver work.

https://www.emvisage.com/

Fast, flexible platform to digitise and deliver work.

https://www.emvisage.com/
Zoom.ai

Provides solutions that automate scheduling, profiling and document generating through a chat system.

https://zoom.ai/

Provides solutions that automate scheduling, profiling and document generating through a chat system.

https://zoom.ai/
Judge AwardSightCall

Provides solutions that support inspection in property insurance claims processing while using video technology with AR.

http://www.sightcall.com/

Provides solutions that support inspection in property insurance claims processing while using video technology with AR.

http://www.sightcall.com/
WinnerGESTOOS

AI solutions that capture the details of human physical gestures and allow for the operation of content and services through movement.

http://gestoos.com/

AI solutions that capture the details of human physical gestures and allow for the operation of content and services through movement.

http://gestoos.com/
Electronic Identifica

VideoID is the first and only technology combining video streaming with machine learning and AI to identify people in seconds from any device and through any channel.

http://www.electronicid.eu/

VideoID is the first and only technology combining video streaming with machine learning and AI to identify people in seconds from any device and through any channel.

http://www.electronicid.eu/
LOQR

The one-stop digital identity, authentication and access management platform for large companies operating in regulated vertical markets.

https://loqr.io/

The one-stop digital identity, authentication and access management platform for large companies operating in regulated vertical markets.

https://loqr.io/
Callsign

Callsign derives identity by applying AI to raw session data - to effect authentication and access.

https://www.callsign.com/

Callsign derives identity by applying AI to raw session data - to effect authentication and access.

https://www.callsign.com/
DATAHOLICS

An AI bureau that works with public data from social media and web to provide scores for such as Marketing, Fintech, Insurtech and Cyber Security.

http://www.dataholics.io/eng/

An AI bureau that works with public data from social media and web to provide scores for such as Marketing, Fintech, Insurtech and Cyber Security.

http://www.dataholics.io/eng/
GIPS TECH

Solutions that fully utilize geomagnetism, motion sensors, beacons, and Wifi to enable precise indoor navigation.

http://www.gipstech.com/

Solutions that fully utilize geomagnetism, motion sensors, beacons, and Wifi to enable precise indoor navigation.

http://www.gipstech.com/

Overview

Date and time22nd March, 2018 13:30-20:30
VenueNTT DATA Headquarter
3-3-3 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-6033
http://www.nttdata.com/jp/ja/corporate/profile/guide/map.html
Judges
  • Dr. Shuichiro Yamamoto
    Professor, Software Science and Technology Group,
    Department of Information Engineering,
    Nagoya University
  • Dr. Shuji Honjo
    Managing Director
    Honjo International
    Profile
  • Dr. Koji Osawa
    Managing Director & Co-founder
    Global Catalyst Partners
    Global Catalyst Partners Japan
    Profile
  • Yasushi Kondo
    Managing Director
    NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.
    Profile
  • Hiro Nishiguchi
    Co-founder and Executive Managing Director
    Japan Innovation Network,
    Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP
    Profile
  • Tim Romero
    Host
    Disrupting Japan
    Profile
Special sessionPanel discussion : collaboration cases with startups and NTT Data
Agenda
Entry for the pitch dayInvitation only.

Result of each Venue Pitch Contest

The Prizes

The winner of
the Grand Finale

The Grand Finale winner will be able to take the most of a three-month in-kind contribution to support the development of their proposed new business.
NTT DATA covers travel and accommodation (2 weeks) expenses for two people during the collaborative project with the challenge providing team at the targeted market.

Dr. Shuji Honjo
Managing Director
Honjo International

Dr. Honjo provides business consulting to Japanese and U.S. companies, focusing on new business development. He is Advisor to Japanese and U.S. companies such as 500 Startups, Net Service Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering. He is also Visiting Professor at Tama Graduate School of Business.

He is active in entrepreneurial education and community development, as a mentor with Founder Institute, Shido Next Innovator, Fukuoka Prefecture etc. He led the Japanese Miniter’s project to promote medical ventures in 2016.

He founded and represented the Tokyo office of General Atlantic LLC. He was Assistant to Chairman and Group Strategy Manager of CSK/SEGA Group, a leader in enterprise IT and digital entertainment in Japan. He has extensive consulting experiences with BCG in Tokyo and CSC in California.

Dr. Honjo has Ph.D. in International Studies from Waseda University, MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and BS from the University of Tokyo.

Website: http://www.honjo.biz/en

Dr. Koji Osawa
Managing Director & Co-founder
Global Catalyst Partners
Global Catalyst Partners Japan

Dr. Osawa has over thirty years of experience in investment and management of high-tech companies in Japan, the U.S. and Asia. He co-founded Global Catalyst Partners (GCP) in 1999 and Global Catalyst Partners Japan (GCP-J) in 2014.

GCP is a venture capital fund established in Silicon Valley that invests primarily in early stage companies active in the areas of IT sector. GCP has established three funds with a total amount of over $300M. Dr. Osawa also founded GCP-J in 2014 that focuses investment opportunities primarily in Japan.

Prior to GCP, he was at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading firm in the world, for 14 years, starting in 1985. He was Division Manager of Mitsubishi International Corporation (Palo Alto Office) from 1993 through 1999. He was responsible for business development with high-tech companies in Silicon Valley in the areas of semiconductors, communications and software.

Dr. Osawa is on the board of Verient, Fuller, Hospitality ONE, Axismotion, Veeple and Vanguard Industries.
He also works closely with SoundHound.

He serves on the Board of Directors of several NPOs: Global Catalyst Foundation, Digital Divide Data and Keizai Silicon Valley.

Dr. Osawa received a BS in Electronics from Keio University, Japan and Ph.D. in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan.

Yasushi Kondo
Managing Director
NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.

United States Certified Public Accountant, SME management consultant, and holds a U.S. MBA.

Has worked in the IT industry and venture community of the U.S. West Coast for more than 10 years after serving at companies such as Microsoft in the U.S. and a venture company in Silicon Valley. Has been in his current position since July 2016. Specializes in software technology as well as investments and M&A financing.

Hiro Nishiguchi
Co-founder and Executive Managing Director
Japan Innovation Network,
Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP

Mr. Hiro Nishiguchi is co-founder and Executive Managing Director of Japan Innovation Network (JIN) . He is also Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP.

JIN is a non-profit innovation accelerator for a multinational company in Japan. JIN assists member companies to implement innovation management and deliver innovation results through an innovation acceleration program.

JIN and UNDP also manage an open innovation platform: SHIP (SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform) globally. SHIP is a platform which connects various stakeholders such as public, private, civil and academic sectors.

JIN and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) run an innovation 100 committee which is a community of CEOs who are committed to innovation activities within their organizations.

Prior to JIN, he was Executive Managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan’s largest public-private investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity, and was a Worldwide Partner at Mercer. He worked as an officer at the World Bank Group in Washington DC.

He holds MBA from Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University and BA from Sophia University.

Tim Romero
Host
Disrupting Japan

Tim Romero is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur, podcaster and author who has started four companies and led Japan market entry for others since coming to Japan more than 25 years ago.

Tim hosts the Disrupting Japan podcast and is deeply involved in Japan's startup community as an investor, founder and mentor.